Mother of God “Assuage My Sorrow”

The miraculous icon of the Most Holy Mother of God has its origins in the St. Nikolaev Odrin
Monastery located in Karachev, Orlov province. Copies of this miraculous icon can be found in
numerous churches in Moscow, a testament to the deep reverence and devotion that the
Russian people have for it. The icon’s origins can be traced back to a battle that took place in
Shklova, Mogliev province, in 1640. Although it is not known who originally painted the icon, it
is believed to have been brought to Russia from a Russian monastery situated on Mount Athos.

During the reign of Tsar Michael Fyodorovitch (1613-1645), Russia faced a great battle near
Shklova, where they emerged victorious over the Poles. To commemorate this victory, a copy of
the miraculous icon was brought to Moscow and placed in the Church of St. Nicholas in
Zamoskovoretchie. The softening of my worries Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God was
further glorified in Moscow by numerous miracles in the second half of the 18th century,
particularly during a plague outbreak in 1771.
The icon was brought to Moscow by Cossacks in 1640 and was placed in the Church of St.
Nicholas in the Pupishevo district of Moscow, during the reign of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich. This
traditional Russian icon depicts the inner suffering of Mary as she mourns the unjust death of
her son on Golgotha. She appears sad and thoughtful, and her son, Christ, seems to float freely
in his cloak without support from Mary’s arm.
The worship of this miraculous icon was incredibly strong, and the people believed in its power
to heal and protect them from harm. The story surrounding the icon’s miraculous powers has
been passed down through generations, and its significance in Russian culture remains strong
even today. The icon stands as a symbol of the unwavering faith and devotion of the Russian
people to the Most Holy Mother of God.
Commemoration day: January 25, February 7, September 25 and October 9